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Listen Now! Writers From "The Cleveland Show," "The Game" And "Late NIght With Jimmy Fallon"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 12, 2011 3:35 AM
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Every now and then, we like to pull pertinent material from our archives to share with new readers of S&A. Today, we're featuring a 2009 black television writers roundtable. Tambay had a chance to speak with Courtney Lilly (The Cleveland Show, Everybody Hates Chris, Arrested Development, I'm Through with White Girls), Kriss Turner (Something New, The Bernie Mac Show), Kenya Barris (Are We There Yet?, Soul Food, Girlfriends, The Game) and Bashir Salahuddin (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Chocolate News) on their experience and outlook of the industry.
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Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones To Co-Star in Upcoming Film “Gimme Shelter”

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 12, 2011 3:05 AM
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Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) has graduated to more serious subject matter in writer/director Ron Krauss’ Gimme Shelter, due in theaters in 2012 from Columbia Pictures. Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones both play significant roles in the film’s story.

Writing in Color - Stereotypes on "Parks & Recreation," "The Office" & "Community"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 2:56 AM
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Courtesy of the Writers Guild of America, West Committee of Black Writers Been sitting on these for about a week, waiting for the last 2 parts of the series, but, thus far they haven't been uploaded to YouTube by the WGA. Here are parts 1 & 2. I'll post parts 3 & 4 when they're up.
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"Top Gun" Being Converted To 3D For 2012 Re-Release (Survey Time!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 2:23 AM
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So... it was already announced that James Cameron mega-grossing hit Titanic is being converted to 3D for a spring 2012 release; now this news drops: Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise is being converted to 3D for a theatrical release.

Preview/Trailer Jamaican "Against-The-Odds" Boxing Drama "Ghett’a Life"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 1:43 AM
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In a recent post about Warrior I think it was, I made a remark about being over seeing inspirational dramas about white fighters (whether boxers, wrestlers, MMA, etc) that seem to have become fashionable again in Hollywood in the last 4 or 5 years - 2 of them have been Oscar contenders, one is likely going to be given the buzz, and another was recently announced with Eminem starring and Antoine Fuqua directing.

New Poster For Sequel To "Gang Of Roses" Shows Starring Cast & Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2011 9:09 AM
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UPDATE 9/11/11 So... here's your new poster for that Gang Of Roses sequel currently in the works, titled Gang Of Roses 2: Next Generation. This was posted on Twitter by the Gang Of Roses 2 Twitter team, earlier today.

More On The Experiences Of Black Actors In Europe Versus Black Actors In The USA...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2011 7:52 AM
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Recall the series of entries we posted on the black British actor's lament on the lack of onscreen opportunities for black talent in the UK, and the so-called talent drain as some of those actors and actresses are said to be fleeing west to the land of milk and honey, aka Hollywood, where better opportunities supposedly await them?

Commemorating 9/11 On Screen...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2011 6:38 AM
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First, if you live in New York City, TONIGHT, at 7:45PM, the Walter Reade theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, will be screening Spike Lee's 25th Hour - the first major motion picture shot on location in New York after September 11, 2001.

Terry Dexter & Teyana Taylor Now Attached to Star in Florence Ballard Screen Biopic?

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 11, 2011 6:28 AM
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If you recall, I did a post a little over a month ago; regarding the rumor that Jurnee Smollet was attached to play ex-Supreme Florence Ballard and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles was supposedly in the role of Diana Ross, in the screen biopic Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story.

Weekend Box Office (Sept 9-11)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 11, 2011 6:00 AM
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As expected Contagion was No 1, with The Help (AKA the film they cannot kill) as No.2. But the this weekend's two biggest surprise were, first, the dismal opening take for Warrior, a film that Lionsgate was very high on. The film got fantastic responses from preview audiences and Lionsgste screened the hell out of the movie around the country (maybe too much so) and did a ton of publicity work for it yet it failed to catch fire.

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